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Some Fine Gunmaking Videos

The art of fine gunmaking is still a vibrant craft.  Just don’t ask how much one costs.

Holland and Holland

James Purdy

Brock and Norris… 6 more words

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Investment Casting Basics

Essentially you make a wax model put it into plaster and melt the wax out to make the mold.

http://makezine.com/2015/07/20/introduction-lost-wax-casting/

The good part is that wax is easy to work with.  40 more words

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DIY Education Used To Be The Norm In The 19th Century

From The NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/opinion/sunday/diy-education-before-youtube.html?smid=pl-share&_r=4

Actually correspondence schools such as International Correspondence Schools have been doing DIY education since the late 19th Century.  Frankly, from what I’ve seen of their textbooks, they Did a very good job of getting the core of what people needed to know without the romantic  extras.  52 more words

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Memories of moss

I’ve been working a lot in white on white in recent weeks (and months) (and years), mostly making small lacy bits through embroidery and needleweaving. I like the way white-on-white work emphasizes the texture created by my stitches. 142 more words

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Thank you teacher part one

so, it’s that time of year again, and I’m wondering what to get my children’s teachers to say thank you for taking them off my hands for the whole year. 215 more words

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